My Personal Values: Religion
Although I may not seem like a very religious person, I did grow up in a Seventh-day Adventist school and went to church on a weekly basis. So I was raised as a Christian and have those morals instilled within me. Although I may not practice all the rules or be a perfect Christian model all of the time it is definitely one of my core values.
Attending a public school is much different than attending a Seventh-day Adventist school, and I squirm when the word evolution comes out of teachers mouths, because I disagree. With that said, I mostly keep to myself in regards to my religious beliefs unless someone asks.
Tillman's Core Values: Optimistic
"It is amazing the turns one's life can take. Major events or decisions that completely change a life" (Krakauer 3).
Pat Tillman was an optimistic person, as portrayed in this quote. He looks at the bigger picture and has a positive mindset.
Tillman's Core Values: Integrity
"'In twenty-seven years," Bauer continues, "I've never had a player turn down that big of a package in the National Football League... turning down nine and a half million?" (Krakauer 130).
As portrayed in this quote you can see Tillman's integrity, he turned down a 9.6 million dollar offer with the Ram's to stay with his former team, the Cardinals, for a one-year deal of $512,000.
Tillman's Core Values: Honor
"... Tillman tried to calm the young private by saying, 'Hey, don't worry, I've got something that can help us'" (Krakauer 315).
Tillman's actions were honorable, in addition to being selfless and leaving an easy lifestyle of an NFL player and joining the military, he was also always trying to help other people. He was understanding and empathetic of other people and new soldiers. He did not stoop to other's levels of hazing the new soldiers.